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Call for Experts

07 January 2016

The Academy is currently inviting suitably qualified MRIA to participate in an European Academic Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Working Group on Genome Editing.

A timely EASAC Statement would add value to the work of other groups, in taking a broad perspective of the science and range of opportunities, but highlighting where issues are distinctive for particular applications and relevant for regulation. These matters will be of interest to the EU Institutions and Member States. It is important for EASAC to take account of what work has been done by other academies (worldwide) and what may be achievable in the FEAM project, clarifying what policy objectives are relevant at the EU level, what is reserved for Member States and how Europe can contribute to global strategy development, where that is appropriate.

Further details on this initiative are available here.

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